What is the Cloud? (Part IV)

In Part IV of my series, What is the Cloud?, I’d like to discuss the philosophy of cloud computing. Cloud computing redefines our existing way of thought but only does so by erasing our previous definitions.  Cloud computing is POST-modern…the next step in the philosophy of computing [and, by definition,] undefinable. 1 In spite of…

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What is the Cloud? (Part III)

The first two parts of What is the Cloud? mostly cover technical aspects of cloud computing, including the matter of security.  In Part III, I’d like to discuss more terms associated with the Cloud and their meanings. Software as a Service (SaaS) SaaS means that you don’t need to buy software, hardware needed to run…

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